Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 March 2036 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | March 2036

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 19 March 2036 at 18:39.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2036 after 20 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 27 March 2036 at 20:57
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 4 April 2036 at 00:03
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2036 at 20:22
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2036 at 14:06

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 447 / 1400

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 447 of Meeus index or 1400 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 447 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 448 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠223.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠223.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠258.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:41, this is 11 days after last perigee on 10 March 2036 at 02:38 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 April 2036 at 09:36 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 752 km

This apogee Moon is 404 752 km (251 501 mi) away from Earth. It is 656 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 957 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 10 March 2036 at 13:58 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2036 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 20 March 2036 at 12:11 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.336°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.439° in the next northern standstill on 3 April 2036 at 13:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 27 March 2036 at 20:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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